South Wales band Finding Aurora offer up a grungy, engaging garage rock sound that began as a bedroom project and has retained its raw but powerful edge by keeping things simple.
My formative years of rock and metal were largely shaped by bands that emerged from the Welsh valleys in the early 2000s. Exciting quartet Raiders are a band that’s well and truly taking on the mantle some 20 years later, having also been a part of that original Welsh scene.
North Wales quartet Dying Habit have honed an intriguing alt-rock sound that deviates between the beautifully melodic and the darkly menacing. The Bangor-based band, formed of Nathan Jones (vocals), Alan … Continue reading New Band of the Week: Dying Habit
Ease back in your chair, strap your headphones on, close your eyes and ease yourself into the synth-driven, emotively dark yet catchy world of The Nightmares. The Newport, South Wales … Continue reading Introducing: The Nightmares
From the crimes of the Catholic church and the corrupt moral landscape to mad alternate realities – if you happen to be a Catholic priest, look away now, but for everyone else, prepare to be highly entertained by Welsh rock trio MILK.
Welsh post-hardcore will always be a musical offering that’s close to my heart and, in south Welsh outfit A Night Like This, the Valleys’ heavy scene is well and truly alive and … Continue reading Introducing: A Night Like This
We’ve got something very different for you this week in the form of Welsh rockers Breichiau Hir, the first rock band I’ve personally heard that sing in Welsh. The six-piece … Continue reading New Band of the Week: Breichiau Hir
As the name implies Cardiff newcomers Dead At 27 have taken plenty of inspiration from a certain legendary Seattle musician – to the extent they’ve written a song depicting the … Continue reading New Band of the Week: Dead At 27
If you’re on the lookout for a band to inspire the next generation of Welsh rock then Calling Apollo could well be it. The post-hardcore act have been busy crafting the latest … Continue reading EP Review: Calling Apollo – The Great Depression: Act II
British rock giants Feeder have been announced as the headline act for this year’s Camden Rocks Festival. The Welsh rockers have been named alongside another 30 confirmed bands joining the line-up for … Continue reading Feeder announced as Camden Rocks headliner
There was a time not too long ago when there were so many great Welsh rock bands around it was difficult to keep track of them all. The likes of … Continue reading Introducing: Calling Apollo